SENIOR QA TESTER (2 YEAR CONTRACT)

Rocksteady Studios is looking to add to its family of staff on a 2-year contract with the potential to extend beyond that. Reporting to the QA Lead, the Senior QA Tester will be part of our QA team responsible for testing all aspects of our studio’s ‘AAA’ game.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Follow Rocksteady QA process, professional standards & set the highest standards in testing to support the requirements of the project.
  • Ensure that all issues & bugs are reported in an efficient & informative manner, keeping with the extremely high standard expected by Rocksteady.
  • Become the QA Expert for your assigned projects & given areas of specialisation.
  • Own, manage, create & regularly execute test cases throughout the project life cycle. This includes documenting testing practises, QA process & reporting methods.
  • Actively participate in test requirement gathering with developers to ensure QA effectively tests & supports all features of the project.
  • To communicate to all levels of staff within the Rocksteady team verbally & via effective high quality reports.
  • Ensure that all tasks are carried out efficiently & all instructions are followed accurately.
  • Lead your assigned internal / external team and manage resources to effectively & thoroughly test the game.
  • Train & manage internal / external testing teams to improve upon their performance & maintain high testing standards.
  • Provide information on resource requirements.
  • Provide suggestions for improvements in testing strategies & processes.
  • Deputise in the absence of Lead when necessary to ensure testing takes place accordingly.
  • Provide assistance where required to the QA Lead.

Technical Requirements

  • Experience of testing on a range of platforms: Consoles / PC / Mobile.
  • Multiplayer (Network / LAN / Local) testing experience.
  • Excellent MS Office Skills.
  • Understanding the roles of other areas of the industry.
  • Experience working on AAA title.

Skill Requirements

  • At least 2 years’ industry experience preferably in a senior QA role.
  • Knowledge of TCRs & TRCs.
  • Strong analytical skills & a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic & a desire to make world class AAA games.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Developed & implemented strong & comprehensive test plans.
  • Computer literate (strong ability to pick up new software packages quickly).
  • Good understanding of game development.
  • Amiable & approachable.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team and individually.
  • Bug database management & maintenance.
  • Work closely with the development team in identifying, reporting & recreating bugs.
  • Liaise & maintain a good relationship with external parties.
  • Experience in passing on skills, e.g. teaching, mentoring, demonstrations or presentations of particular areas of knowledge.
  • Flexible. Will be expected to work outside normal hours, including weekends & / or bank holidays, if necessary.

Desirable qualities

  • Management & execution of various automated tests via developer \ in house \ self-created tools.
  • Experience using version control software.
  • Familiarity of issue \ task tracking & project management tools.
  • A self-starter who has taken part in games development projects / development jams & is experienced using industry software & development engines.
    • Supply references to any accolades or portfolios.
  • University degree or equivalent qualifications in a technical or video games-related field.

Benefits

  • Private family medical care
  • Private dental care
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Long-service holiday reward
  • Brand new custom designed studio
  • World class training speakers hosted on-site
  • Access to multiple online training websites
  • Monthly team meals/outings
  • On-site subsidised Masseuse, Yoga & Life Drawing.
  • Quarterly salary adjustment reviews
  • Monthly 1on1s with your Line Manager
  • Yearly Line Manager & Studio Peer Performance review process
  • Film nights in our Mocap theatre
  • Subsidised gym in the office complex
  • Discounts to WB goodies i.e. HBO, WB films, TV, Harry Potter tour
  • Staff only merchandise store
  • State of the art office with the entire 130+ team in 1 open-plan room
  • Free fruit, juices and soft drinks
  • Childcare Vouchers Scheme
  • National Rail Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • Overseas Relocation Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Support Assistance Programme (Free personal counselling and guidance support)
  • Finder’s Fee
  • Free Eye Test & Discounted Glasses
  • Free Seasonal Flu Jab